digitization

Care and Handling of Audio and Video Recordings

In this presentation, Rebecca Elder, Principal of Rebecca Elder Cultural Heritage Preservation identifies the components of magnetic media, discusses how they deteriorate, and shares the best ways to slow this deterioration, both through environmental control and appropriate care and handling. This session was part of the ATALM annual conference held in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico, on October 10-13, 2017.

Audio Cassette Digitization Workflow

This document is sample workflow for digitizing audio cassettes at the CDSC, simplified steps for pre-digitization, digitization, quality control and collecting metadata. This workflow can be adapted to help you create an audio digitization workflow for your own institution. This document is part of Module 2: Check It of the Digital Stewardship Curriculum.

Digitization Project Decision-making: Should We Digitize? Can We Digitize?

This document is a guide to evaluating digitization projects in your institution. This document will help you understand many factors that affect digitization including: priorities and goals, cultural sensitivity, legal issues, resources, time, technology and support. This document is part of Module 2: Check It of the Digital Stewardship Curriculum.

Digitization Project Planning Slides

These slides are an introduction to planning digitization projects at your institution. This information is helpful for setting up project plans prior to digitization. These slides are part of Module 2: Check It of the Digital Stewardship Curriculum.

Digitization Policies Slides

These slides are an introduction to creating a digitization policy for your institution. This information is helpful for understanding the need for a formal digitization policy, and developing a digitization policy. These slides are part of Module 2: Check It of the Digital Stewardship Curriculum.

Strategic Digitization Goals Part 3: Digitization Policy Worksheet

This worksheet is a guide to create a digitization policy. Completing this worksheet will give you the start to a Collections Policy to use in your institution. We recommend finding other examples to help you, following your institutional/community aprrovals process, and revising based on feedback from colleagues and supervisors to create a final draft of a digitization policy. This document is part of Module 2: Check It of the Digital Stewardship Curriculum.

VHS Digitization Workflow

This document is a sample workflow for digitization of VHS tapes including: pre-digitization, digitization, and metadata. This workflow can be adapted to help you create a video digitization workflow for your own institution. This document is part of Module 2: Check It of the Digital Stewardship Curriculum.

Audio File Type Guide

This document is a brief summary of a few common audio file formats. This information will help you begin to understand the differences in audio compression and file format between different kinds of audio files. This document is part of Module 2: Check It of the Digital Stewardship Curriculum.

Overhead Document Camera Instructions

These instructions are an example of a document to show all the steps of capturing an image collection using an overhead document camera. This information can be adapted when creating workflows for your institution. This document is part of Module 2: Check It of the Digital Stewardship Curriculum.

Copy of Resolution Chart

This chart is an example of a guide to scanning resolution based on image print or negative size. This chart covers many types of photographs and documents, and the desired results will vary based on institutional priorities and project goals. This document is part of Module 2: Check It of the Digital Stewardship Curriculum.